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From "Keith N. McKenna" <keith.mcke...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Public Beta for 4.2
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:37:14 GMT
On 12/1/2017 8:18 AM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> Remember we also have the 4.1.5 branch, which is a lower risk solution
> to some 4.1.4 regressions.
> 
> I think it is time to decide whether to release it, and if so, what the
> timing should be relative to the start of the 4.2 beta test. There is
> something to be said for a single announcement so that we can explain
> the relationship.
> 
> On 12/1/2017 5:13 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> I see that Pat has committed the security patches to trunk, which is
>> fantastic!
>> Maybe we should take the next few business days and go thru Bugz
>> and see what, if anything, would be low-risk patches to trunk and
>> pencil in, say, Dec 7th as a "code freeze" date for builds...
>>
>> I can provide builds for all 4 platforms.
>>
>>> On Dec 1, 2017, at 1:34 AM, Mechtilde <ooo@mechtilde.de> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> I like this idea, too. it makes it visible that we aren't dead.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Mechtilde
>>>
>>> Am 01.12.2017 um 03:41 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>>> I like it. I already have Linux, Windows and macOS 4.2.0-dev builds
>>>> available
>>>> (http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/
>>>> <http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/>) for some langs
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Nov 30, 2017, at 5:15 PM, Marcus <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Am 30.11.2017 um 21:26 schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>>>> In light of our current situation with getting builds together but
>>>>>> not having a lot of people doing more than simple QA what does the
>>>>>> team think about releasing a Public Beta for 4.2.0? I think that
>>>>>> this would be an advantage for the project and might serve to
>>>>>> bring in more of the community as QA volunteers.
>>>>>
>>>>> I thought it's without discussion that we need a (long) beta test
>>>>> phase for 4.2.0. So, yes for your proposal.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can create a new entry on the download webpage, some advertising
>>>>> areas on the other webpages, and other fine things to make it visible.
>>>>>
>>>>> And - also this should be clear already - we need several builds of
>>>>> 4.2.0 with further included bugfixes; to show an increasing quality
>>>>> towards the final release build.
>>>>>
>>>>> For me the real question is " *When* do we start the beta? ". ;-) I
>>>>> would like to have a specific level of quality that we give to our
>>>>> users. Otherwise we will get spammed by bug reports which nobody
>>>>> wants to handle.
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcus
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>
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+1 to this. We need to get out the corrections for the 4.1.4 regressions
soon as possible.



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